Research tries to emphasize and critically review visions of where we are going, the way in which the new textiles and textile expressions are to change our way of working and living. Design Lab explores currently available technology and also asks for new technology. As a driving force, design provides direction and meaning to technological development. Technology as a driving force also provides the technical prerequisites and possibilities for development in design. This mutual relationship between technology and design is also foundamental to the collaboration between Smart Textiles Design Lab and Smart Textiles Technology Lab.